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Family of 10 with age range of 9 adults being - 27, 28, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 51, 60 and a child aged 6. This was a family trip for our dads 60th Birthday. Cabin: superior ocean view stateroom - very spacious with lots of storage space for all your clothes and bits and bobs, nice dressing table and full length mirror in the room. Shower good size with plenty room for all toiletries etc. Balcony was massive and had 2 loungers and a table with room for more if you wanted. Loved sitting on the balcony watch the world go by. Restaurants: Windjammer and main dining room were the ones we used the most. Windjammer was ok plus point: lots of staff on hand to help and a good variety down side: very busy and as its not customary in all cultures to queue it can become a rather frustrating task trying to get your food at peak times but it does the job and there is a humongous amount of choice! Main dining room is absolutely stunning and our waiters were fabulous - Feithe and Loyal, great guys very friendly and made the holiday even more special for us. - absolute credit to Royal Carribbean. Food was delicious with so many choices, we were absolutely spoilt. Pools: busy as you would expect but on our cruise there seemed to be the rule of thumb that if your towel was sat on a lounger for too long someone would just take it off and sit/lie there - GOOD! that's what is needed, too many people getting up early and reserving loungers or pods in the solarium and not using them for hours on end. I liked that people felt comfortable to just take the towel and use the lounger, its what its there for and that's how it should be. So as the week went on and people realised this was how it was going to work I found that there was always a choice of a lounger. I personally still don't think there are enough pools for the amount of people on board but there is a massive amount of jacuzzi's which does help. In the adult only solarium there are jacuzzi's but no adult only pool which I was surprised about, but I suppose the jacuzzi's make up for it. The pools that were there are bigger than other ships with lots of loungers around them and a new addition of seats with foot rests which really appealed to me, I liked that! Never struggled to get a seat or a lounger. Bars: plenty of choice and never too busy (except for Boleros at night - that was very busy and definitely not enough staff on to cope), the guys do a great job trying to serve everyone as quickly as possible. at the pool there was also a big presence of staff coming round to take drink orders and clear up glasses which was wonderful - you literally didn't need to move, it was absolute heaven! Water slides: great fun and a must do for all ages! Food: room service; choice isn't massive and you do have to pay for most things now which I was rather annoyed about (these cruises aren't cheap!) burger is now $4.95 whereas on other cruises with Royal it was free, tiny detail in the grand scheme of things but it all adds up at the end of your cruise. That said it is just a small niggle of mine and might not bother others. There are lots and lots of other choices throughout the ship here is a short list of the free options; a hot dog stand throughout the afternoon, mini bites up on the pool deck, windjammer until 9.30pm, central park cafe until around 6pm, Sorrentos and the Cafe promenade (24hrs) . All tasty with decent choices. Kids clubs: again absolutely superb. Jack, my 6 year old nephew wanted to go to the kids club constantly and more often than he wanted to spend time with us as a family! He loved it and the staff there are incredible, as are the facilities. Staff: very helpful, friendly, engaged and couldn't do enough for you. Entertainment - wow! soooooo much to do, we were there for a week and we didn't even scratch the surface! We attended the silent disco, grease the musical, the aqua theatre show (out of this world!), Bobby Davro in the main theatre, comedy show in the attic (twice) and Quest in studio B and that is only a tiny portion of what's on offer! Other; carousel, the abyss, crazy golf, basketball court, ping pong tables, arcades, teenagers room, rock climbing, 2 x flow riders, zip liners, spa, gym, games room, diamond club room, floating bar, bionic bar, promenade party, schooner bar with quizzes, english pub with live music, karaoke bar, jazz bar, salsa dancing, shopping, central park, ice skating/ice skating shows, nightclubs, 2 optional formal nights (on 7 day cruise) 24 hour hot tubs/jacuzzi's. drinks packages etc etc etc etc!! There is lots to do on this ship it really caters for everyone so well I cant praise it enough. We were a group of 10 and there was always something that either one or two (or more) of us wanted to do. Even though its a massive ship there are times where you felt like the only one on board. It can be whatever you want it to be; fun, peaceful, exciting, foodie, kiddie orientated, family oriented - the list goes on. I could wax lyrical about Harmony of the Seas all day long, it is a very special ship with so much to do and amazing staff. It should be renamed the "je ne sais quoi of the seas" We all cant wait to book again!

Holiday of a Lifetime!!

Harmony of the Seas Cruise Review by vici.ramsay@yahoo.co.uk

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Family of 10 with age range of 9 adults being - 27, 28, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 51, 60 and a child aged 6.

This was a family trip for our dads 60th Birthday.

Cabin: superior ocean view stateroom - very spacious with lots of storage space for all your clothes and bits and bobs, nice dressing table and full length mirror in the room. Shower good size with plenty room for all toiletries etc. Balcony was massive and had 2 loungers and a table with room for more if you wanted. Loved sitting on the balcony watch the world go by.

Restaurants: Windjammer and main dining room were the ones we used the most. Windjammer was ok plus point: lots of staff on hand to help and a good variety down side: very busy and as its not customary in all cultures to queue it can become a rather frustrating task trying to get your food at peak times but it does the job and there is a humongous amount of choice!

Main dining room is absolutely stunning and our waiters were fabulous - Feithe and Loyal, great guys very friendly and made the holiday even more special for us. - absolute credit to Royal Carribbean. Food was delicious with so many choices, we were absolutely spoilt.

Pools: busy as you would expect but on our cruise there seemed to be the rule of thumb that if your towel was sat on a lounger for too long someone would just take it off and sit/lie there - GOOD! that's what is needed, too many people getting up early and reserving loungers or pods in the solarium and not using them for hours on end. I liked that people felt comfortable to just take the towel and use the lounger, its what its there for and that's how it should be. So as the week went on and people realised this was how it was going to work I found that there was always a choice of a lounger.

I personally still don't think there are enough pools for the amount of people on board but there is a massive amount of jacuzzi's which does help. In the adult only solarium there are jacuzzi's but no adult only pool which I was surprised about, but I suppose the jacuzzi's make up for it.

The pools that were there are bigger than other ships with lots of loungers around them and a new addition of seats with foot rests which really appealed to me, I liked that! Never struggled to get a seat or a lounger.

Bars: plenty of choice and never too busy (except for Boleros at night - that was very busy and definitely not enough staff on to cope), the guys do a great job trying to serve everyone as quickly as possible. at the pool there was also a big presence of staff coming round to take drink orders and clear up glasses which was wonderful - you literally didn't need to move, it was absolute heaven!

Water slides: great fun and a must do for all ages!

Food: room service; choice isn't massive and you do have to pay for most things now which I was rather annoyed about (these cruises aren't cheap!) burger is now $4.95 whereas on other cruises with Royal it was free, tiny detail in the grand scheme of things but it all adds up at the end of your cruise. That said it is just a small niggle of mine and might not bother others.

There are lots and lots of other choices throughout the ship here is a short list of the free options; a hot dog stand throughout the afternoon, mini bites up on the pool deck, windjammer until 9.30pm, central park cafe until around 6pm, Sorrentos and the Cafe promenade (24hrs) . All tasty with decent choices.

Kids clubs: again absolutely superb. Jack, my 6 year old nephew wanted to go to the kids club constantly and more often than he wanted to spend time with us as a family! He loved it and the staff there are incredible, as are the facilities.

Staff: very helpful, friendly, engaged and couldn't do enough for you.

Entertainment - wow! soooooo much to do, we were there for a week and we didn't even scratch the surface! We attended the silent disco, grease the musical, the aqua theatre show (out of this world!), Bobby Davro in the main theatre, comedy show in the attic (twice) and Quest in studio B and that is only a tiny portion of what's on offer!

Other; carousel, the abyss, crazy golf, basketball court, ping pong tables, arcades, teenagers room, rock climbing, 2 x flow riders, zip liners, spa, gym, games room, diamond club room, floating bar, bionic bar, promenade party, schooner bar with quizzes, english pub with live music, karaoke bar, jazz bar, salsa dancing, shopping, central park, ice skating/ice skating shows, nightclubs, 2 optional formal nights (on 7 day cruise) 24 hour hot tubs/jacuzzi's. drinks packages etc etc etc etc!!

There is lots to do on this ship it really caters for everyone so well I cant praise it enough. We were a group of 10 and there was always something that either one or two (or more) of us wanted to do. Even though its a massive ship there are times where you felt like the only one on board. It can be whatever you want it to be; fun, peaceful, exciting, foodie, kiddie orientated, family oriented - the list goes on.

I could wax lyrical about Harmony of the Seas all day long, it is a very special ship with so much to do and amazing staff. It should be renamed the "je ne sais quoi of the seas" We all cant wait to book again!
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